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Old 01-02-2003, 03:57 PM   #16
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I used to have a ton of headaches and then I found out it was because I was grinding my teeth/clenching my jaw. It is called TMJ and it has since stopped, and so have my headaches.

It is all stress related....
Yeah I have TMJ too.

Nothing they can really do about it.

My jaw sits crooked.
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Old 01-02-2003, 03:58 PM   #17
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I am definately suffering from TMJ this fall. It causes great pain in my ears.

Reading threads like this makes me just sick at the state of America's health care system... or lack there of.
Here in Canada, if you need a CAT scan, you get one done. End of story. No added cost.
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Old 01-02-2003, 04:16 PM   #18
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I think I love Canada.

I was there last week again.

I love your candy...
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Yeah I have TMJ too.

me too. I don't grind I just clench. I had to have a mouth thing made.
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Old 01-02-2003, 04:24 PM   #20
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I dont do either so I dunno what its from.
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I think I clench.
I am a big ball of stress.
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I clench my jaw/grind my teeth as well.

I think I'll wait until I'm in Englang to get a CAT scan.
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The average cost of a CAT scan can be around $1,000 but if you don't have insurance you may be eligible for some other kind of financial assistance, such as an Indigent Fund. Also, most medical facilities (here, at least) will work with you to set up a payment plan. I think you should really get this checked out further, especially since they're so scary to you.
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I clench my jaw/grind my teeth as well.

I think I'll wait until I'm in Englang to get a CAT scan.
You probly have tmj or migraines or something.
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TMJ is kool



(to rip off anothjer thread here...)



it actually sucks, I dont grind really, I clench




















I am a huge ball of stress...
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I've had TMJ forever, too. It doesn't bother me too much anymore in terms of discomfort (it peaked in 12th grade when my jaw locked and I couldn't open it wide enough to eat a hamburger for a year) but the main reason you need to address it NOW is because over time if your bite remains off it can cause serious gum recession. My dentist used the analogy of pounding a stake into the ground at the wrong angle. This is what chewing with your bite off is like. It's horribly damaging to your teeth (yes, I speak from experience ).
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They told me they couldnt really do anything about it unless I wanted surgery to put the jaw back into place.

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They told me they couldnt really do anything about it unless I wanted surgery to put the jaw back into place.

Get a second and third opinion. You can get a mouthguard specially made for you (although get second opinions on the cost). I recommend seeing a holistic dentist--they take TMJ more seriously than the traditional ones and can recommend other kinds of therapists to work with as well (who can do various kinds of manipulation, jaw massage, recommend supplements, etc). You should have no problem finding a good holistic dentist where you live. I am so big on this because I am facing thousands of dollars of dental work as a result of my neglect. Lemme tell you, when you hear the phrase "age-inappropriate gum recession" you just want to crawl off into a dark corner somewhere and make it go away.
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Well it doesnt bother me all that often.

I just cant chew gum for a long time or um do something else for a long time


scandalizing myself ova 'ere
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I just cant ... do something else for a long time


scandalizing myself ova 'ere


That's reason enough to get your dancin' fanny to the dentist, dontcha think???!
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